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Belote is a card game for 4 players, which is played in teams. After the dealing, each player holds 8 cards sorted by suit and rank. In Belote, the cards in each suit rank from highest to lowest. Belote is a trick taking game: each of the four players plays one card in turn, and the one who played the highest of the 4 cards wins the trick. Then, he collects the cards played, and leads to the next trick. The tricks won by the players of the same team are put together. At the end of the deal, when the 8 tricks have been played, what matters is not the number of tricks won by each team, but the number of card points included in their tricks. The aim of the game, to win a deal, is to get more points than the other team. The scored points accumulate from deal to deal. And the ultimate aim, to win a whole game, is to reach a certain number of points (for example, 1000 points).